What on earth is "W00tstock"?!?

To put it simply, w00tstock is awesome. Three-ish hours of the very best entertainment that geek culture can provide, courtesy of Mr. Adam Savage, Mr. Wil Wheaton and Messrs. Paul and Storm, and a selection of special guests. Previous shows have included musical interludes from Miss Molly Lewis, Mr. MC Frontalot and Miss Felicia Day, Mr. Sandeep Parikh and Mr. Jeff Lewis from The Guild.

Here's what Mr. Storm of Messrs. Paul and Storm says about w00tstock.

OK, sounds fun. What's it like?

I haven't been lucky enough to go to a show yet. Which is sort of the point of this blog. Anyway, have a look at the w00tstock Flickr photosets, check out some audience videos on YouTube and subscribe to the official YouTube channel. That should give you a feeling for the level of epicness achieved during the three-ish hours. Special attention must be drawn to the w00tstock 2.2 Chicago show, where the 3 minute-or-so "Captain's Wife's Lament" took the cast 35 minutes to perform!

Yes!! I want w00tstock!! What's next?

First, we need an audience to spur on the w00tstock guys. All you need to do is go to w00tstock's Eventful page and add a demand or use the Eventful widget on the right-hand side of the page to demand a London show. After you've added your voice, spread the word far and wide!

Wednesday, 16 June 2010


It started like any other Wednesday. Tea. Coding. Questionable Content, xkcd, Abstruse Goose and Penny Arcade. Coffee. Coding. Lunch. WWdN, Slashdot, The Register. Coffee. TweetDeck whiled the day away in one of the Spaces. Coffee. Coding. Coffee. It was during this particular coffee break that I noticed the tweet.

I have a #w00tstock search set up and, while nursing the coffee, I saw the following:

"@wilw How about a #w00tstock UK? We're missing out over here in Blighty."(http://twitter.com/d_olsen/statuses/16307322419)

I put my mug down and tapped a reply:

"@d_olsen have a look at http://tinyurl.com/2btlrl5. Trying to get some interest going :-) #w00tstock"

Two retweets followed (thanks @kwmurphy and @d_olsen!).

"OK," I thought. "There's some interest here. Cool."


"Dear UK: the #w00tstock organization is listening. http://tinyurl.com/2btlrl5 (thx @kwmurphy and @dkplewis)"

Yup. Paul or Storm. It is, as they say, ON.

A quick reply via twitter generated 27 new Eventful demands, so I'm hoping the sign-up drive will add a few more. Let's see if we can make some noise!

I'll post some ideas for the drive tomorrow morning. If you want to help spread the word, please get in touch.

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